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#Papercraft using recycled packaging. #snailmail #happymail

#Papercraft using recycled packaging. #snailmail #happymail

Making things from paper can be fun easy and you end up with a lovely final product from what started out as lots of bits.

Today I will show you how I made a happymail parcel for a friend using an old phone charger box!

I kept this box for a little while knowing I would be able to make something useful and pretty with it. I decided to turn it into a happymail parcel to send a few coffee samples to a friend.

This is what it started out looking like! Boring plain packaging.

To start off, I got pretty papers, scissors and glue. Simply choose some nice paper and glue it around the main body of the box.

A pretty easy start right! It stays just this easy too.

Next, I chose some washi tape to stick around the edges and a bit on the front to give some extra hold and design. As a crafter I have a box of washi tape and plenty to choose from.

You can find washi tape at most stationary shops and at most bargain/ pound / dollar shops.

I wanted to send some coffee samples. So I added the samples into the box to make it a bit more sturdy.

You can see the coffee coloured washi I chose and also the coffee inside the box. However there is a marking on the box telling us about the charger! Now I obviously didn’t want that to be on show. So I chose some embellishments and stickers to cover the markings and make the box look attractive and not at all like a charger box.

 

 

As I was enclosing caramelized honey coffee samples, I chose a coffee cup design and a bee to match the inside and outside of the gift.

I wanted to add a little tag to say who it is for and from. This is easily tied at the top of the box where there was already a hole.

You could then leave the box as it is with the coffee samples showing through the box. Or as I did, enclose a letter written on nice paper then fold the paper so the pretty side shows out through the clear part of the box.

And that’s it finished. A quick, easy and cheap way to make a lovely box to put a gift in.

Have you made crafty uses out of any recycled goods?

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2019 in crafts and paperlove, Uncategorized

 

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